The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Thursday, December 09, 2004

              The French Don't Get It
So it seems that the French Ambassador to Israel is upset by and doesn't understand why Israelis don't like the French. His explanation for it is
The Israeli "anti-French neurosis," said Araud, began with the crisis in relations that developed during the Six-Day War.

"Until 1967 the relationship was close and it was a love story," said Araud. "In 1967 Israel felt betrayed by the French embargo [on arms sales to Israel], and since that trauma, Israel has continued to build the case against France. It is possible to find new reasons for the hatred, but in essence we are talking about the same pathology."
Well, aside from that betrayal there may be a few other reasons for Israel disliking the French. Perhaps it has something to do with France's active collaboration with the Nazis during WWII. Or perhaps it was France prostrating and prostituting itself to Arab terrorists. Or perhaps it has something to do with Chirac calling Arafat a "man of courage and conviction" on his death. Or perhaps it has to do with France's Ambassador to England referring to Israel as "that shitty little country", and saying "Why should the world be in danger of World War III because of those people?" Or perhaps it has to do with the rabid and unpunished anti-semitism currently sweeping France.

Nudnikette has at times expressed a desire to go to France. My response to her has been and continues to be that we will visit France only after American tanks are once again rolling down the Champs-Elysees, liberating their sorry asses once again.
|| Nudnik 4:19 PM
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